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Kensington Stars Hotel

998, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho, Gangwon-do 217-120, South Korea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This place might have been a 5 star hotel long ago . It is a bit cheesey in decor and has a smell throughout i can't explain, but it was not pleasant . I think the worst part was the restaurants which were way overpriced for food that was not very good. The only saving grace for the hotel is... More 

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케니, 매니저 at Kensington Stars Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jessica M, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for location from Mt. Seorak. And in the meantime, the area you have advised will be shared with the team concerned to serve you better in future. Once again, thank you a lot for... More 

Evanston
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The location is optimal; the recently renovated rooms are clean and comfortable; the staff at the front desk are both helpful and friendly. My main complaint is that the food is mediocre and overpriced. For example, the cost of a latte or cappacino is about $10. Chopped steak (listed on the menu as "hamburger") is $39. The Korean food offers... More 

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케니, 매니저 at Kensington Stars Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Albertine13, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for cleanliness of facilities and staff friendliness. And in the meantime, the area you have advised will be shared with the team concerned to serve you better in future. Once again, thank you a lot... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the closest hotel to the foot of Seoroksan. We arrived early and were able to leave our bags at the reception. When we came back later in the evening they had already taken out luggage to our room which was very appreciated. The room was very comfortable and luxurious and their breakfast was amazing.

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케니, 매니저 at Kensington Stars Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patrik K, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for convenience of facilities and staff friendliness. Once again, thank you a lot for your kindness of the precious comments to us. Thank you. Best regards, Rachel Hwang, Hotel Manager More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We spent 2 nights at the Kensington Stars Hotel the location is wonderful for anyone visiting the area for the national park and surrounds. The entrance to the park is a 5min walk from the hotel and from the hotel itself there are wonderful views to be had. The hotel is slightly dated, but i still enjoyed the ambience, the... More 

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케니, 매니저 at Kensington Stars Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle L, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for view of Mt. Seorak and staff friendliness. And in the meantime, the area you have advised will be shared with the team concerned to serve you better in future. Once again, thank you... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I'm sure this hotel was a top notch hotel 20 years ago. However, it hasn't been renovated in a long time and you can tell when you walk into your room. It probably has the best view of the seorak mountain and the staff is very friendly. It's not a 5 stars hotel anymore.

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케니, 매니저 at Kensington Stars Hotel, responded to this review

Dear byungk, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for location from Mt.Seorak and staff friendliness. And in the meantime, the area you have advised will be shared with the team concerned to serve you better in future. Once again, thank you a lot... More 

Ghent, Belgium
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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have stayed for 1 night. Great location: luxury in the middle of the mountains. Good rooms, huge and comfortable beds. WiFi is way too slow (unusable) and breakfast is OK. Doors are not very soundproof, so make sure you don't have loud visitors on the same floor:) If you are coming for Seoroksan National Park, then stay in this... More 

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케니, 매니저 at Kensington Stars Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mirooke, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for cleanliness of facilities and location from Mt. Seorak. And in the meantime, the area you have advised will be shared with the team concerned to serve you better in future. Once again, thank you... More 

Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This hotel has a great location for anyone visiting the Soraksan national park, only five minutes' walk from the main entrance. The service we received was friendly and prompt. Parking seemed ample and free. The room was clean and, though small, perfectly adequate to our needs. We were a little disappointed that the only open restaurant (they have three) on... More 

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케니, 매니저 at Kensington Stars Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ErikMy, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for location from Mt. Seorak and staff friendliness. And in the meantime, the area you have advised will be shared with the team concerned to serve you better in future. Once again, thank you a... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was within walking distance of the park entrance. Quiet hotel with not many guests in sight, perhaps due to winter. The counter staff were friendly and we were given a free room upgrade. The room was spacious with the balcony and the toilet had a bath tub. However, room is dark with very little lighting.

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Dear JaniceCSN, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for cleanliness of facilities and staff friendliness. And in the meantime, the area you have advised will be shared with the team concerned to serve you better in future. Once again, thank you a lot... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Having read on a numbers of pretty bad review on this hotel prior to our trip, we have definitely set a lower lever of expectation of this hotel. And it turns out to be our best stay for our 2 weeks trip in Dec. [ Not on equal comparison which the other 2 types of stay we had was an... More 

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케니, 매니저 at Kensington Stars Hotel, responded to this review

Dear zhenqi, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for convenience of facilities and staff friendliness. Once again, thank you a lot for your kindness of the precious comments to us. Thank you. Best regards, Rachel Hwang Hotel Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We are a party of 6 friends. After a long and tiring: Train ride (Gyeongju to Seoul - 2.5 hours) - KWR 37.400 Bus ride (Dong Seoul to Sokcho - 3 hours)), - KWR 17,300 Taxi (Sokcho bus terminal to KSH - 25 mins) - KWR 15,400 we arrived at KSH and was happily surprised to be greeted by cheery... More 

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케니, 매니저 at Kensington Stars Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Phantom5488, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for convenience of facilities and staff friendliness. Once again, thank you a lot for your kindness of the precious comments to us. Thank you. Best regards, Rachel Hwang, Hotel Manager More 

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